Author Topic: Ryan McGinness - drawings and graphic desing  (Read 8610 times)


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Ryan McGinness - drawings and graphic desing
« on: August 30, 2006, 05:46:47 AM »
I would like to debate the line that separates graphic design from fine art?  Is there such a line?


A found an example study of Ryan McGinness. The artist left his graphic design profession a bit frustrated by the hindrance of an company and various design compromises.  He abandoded his profession to become a fine art graphic artist.  Now he is quite successful graphic artist.  

See his works here:

I agree that his works can be displayed and hung on the wall and all, but so can the works of many graphic designers that I know, yet they're not considered artists. So...


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Ryan McGinness - drawings and graphic desing
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 08:48:02 AM »
Art vs design?
It`s easy:

Art: Rembrandt, Van gogh, Leonardo , Velazquez, Monet, Cezanne, archimboldo, Seurat, Bourguereau, El Bosco, Escher.

Design: Mondrian, Pollock, Kandinsky, Malevich, Vasarely, Rothko, warhol. (late works in most of them of course, cause most began doing art).

Design is the skeleton of what can become art if applied to figurative realism!

I hope i`ve enlightened everyone with my infinite
wisdom, bless to all.


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Ryan McGinness - drawings and graphic desing
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 08:50:31 AM »
(another post from the previous poster)

Saw the link & indeed wonderfull & beautyfull works of DECORATIVE DESIGN.

Wich is NOT a bad thing at all of course! :)

All art has design, but all design is not art, if it was, then the carpet on your house would be art.

Another way to look at it is saying that there`s various degrees in the power of an artistic object, & then yes, a carpet is art, but a low form of art.


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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 08:19:39 PM »
a art has a design
not  every design is artistic

crimson underchairing

sounds a music
musics a color focus on soundsilence

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where this skin,
between langg √ľnd corpus, rubach?